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« Topic Start: November 08, 2007, 02:57:13 am »

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Hi Everybody,

Upcoming Saturday is New Moon. Until now, I did no magical work a few days before and after New Moon because I assumed, that the energy is too low to give the right thrill to my spell. I used this period planning my magical movements for next month. Now, I read, that New Moon energy can be used for Esbats.

Do you have experiences with spells on New Moon? Good ones - bad ones? Please, share your experiences.

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« Reply #1: November 08, 2007, 03:29:29 am »

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Hi Everybody,

Upcoming Saturday is New Moon. Until now, I did no magical work a few days before and after New Moon because I assumed, that the energy is too low to give the right thrill to my spell. I used this period planning my magical movements for next month. Now, I read, that New Moon energy can be used for Esbats.

Do you have experiences with spells on New Moon? Good ones - bad ones? Please, share your experiences.

Thanks
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I do more work at New Moon than at Full.  I find the Full Moon energy too hectic.  New Moon is perfect for working....peaceful and DARK, and since the "energy" as one could put it is just starting...it can GROW to full; the best time to start "process" workings.  Also, the dark of moon right before New Moon is good for 'getting rid of things' workings....banishings and other more baneful but occasionally necessary tasks.  I also gift Hekate at New Moon...with incense and sometimes wine or other edibles or drinkables.
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« Reply #2: November 08, 2007, 03:58:42 am »

Upcoming Saturday is New Moon. Until now, I did no magical work a few days before and after New Moon because I assumed, that the energy is too low to give the right thrill to my spell. I used this period planning my magical movements for next month. Now, I read, that New Moon energy can be used for Esbats.
Do you have experiences with spells on New Moon? Good ones - bad ones? Please, share your experiences.

I'm not really living by the moon (neither magical nor mundane), but I'm with Syrbal. I like the Dark Moon time.
I've never had the feeling that it's 'bad' to do magic then, or that the magic turns in its opposite.
But then I'm also a Hekate 'fan', so it might be a connection there Wink
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« Reply #3: November 08, 2007, 07:38:14 am »

Do you have experiences with spells on New Moon? Good ones - bad ones? Please, share your experiences.

My training (and experience) is that it's possible to do magical workings at any time of the moon - but that you may adjust what you're doing to best fit the phase, or otherwise adjust your working for it.

So, for example, you might work on banishing poverty rather than increasing abundance on a waning moon. And to help, you might use a spell form that involves removal (candle magic, say) rather than, say, building or creating something.

However, if you find yourself in a situation where you really need to do something that's the opposite direction, then you can work around that - just adjust what you can, and recognise that you're going to need to put more energy into it from other sources to get the same overall result. But I believe that the bulk of the energy comes from you anyway - things like moon phase, or astrological factors or type of magic provide *encouragement*, and make it easier to go a certain direction - but they're not prohibitive.
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« Reply #4: November 08, 2007, 02:32:50 pm »

I do more work at New Moon than at Full.  I find the Full Moon energy too hectic.  New Moon is perfect for working....peaceful and DARK, and since the "energy" as one could put it is just starting...it can GROW to full; the best time to start "process" workings.  Also, the dark of moon right before New Moon is good for 'getting rid of things' workings....banishings and other more baneful but occasionally necessary tasks.  I also gift Hekate at New Moon...with incense and sometimes wine or other edibles or drinkables.

I don't do a lot of spellwork at all, but I MUCH prefer dark moon to full. Full moon energy is nothing compared to dark, IME.
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« Reply #5: November 08, 2007, 10:34:55 pm »

Do you have experiences with spells on New Moon? Good ones - bad ones? Please, share your experiences.


Like others here , I love the dark moon, on both sides. I like the first day of the dark moon for ending things completely, cutting cords and so on,  and the third day for planting seeds, starting things, affirming intentions. I am doing a money drawing spell tomorrow morning, with new moon energy.
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« Reply #6: November 09, 2007, 12:48:56 pm »

Thanks to everybody for their inputs. Very helpful -

Wish you a successful New Moon.
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